Definitions for Peerpɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

peerpɪər(n.)

  1. a person who is the equal of another in abilities, qualifications, age, background, or status.

    Category: Sociology

  2. a person of the same legal status as another.

  3. something of equal worth or quality.

  4. a noble.

  5. a member of any of the five degrees of the nobility in Great Britain and Ireland (duke, marquis, earl, viscount, and baron).

  6. Archaic. a companion.

Origin of peer:

1175–1225; < OF per < L pār equal

peerpɪər(v.i.)

  1. to look narrowly or searchingly, as in the effort to discern clearly.

  2. to appear slightly; peep out.

  3. to come into view.

Origin of peer:

1585–95; perh. aph. var. of appear

Princeton's WordNet

  1. peer, equal, match, compeer(noun)

    a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

  2. peer(verb)

    a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

  3. peer(verb)

    look searchingly

    "We peered into the back of the shop to see whether a salesman was around"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. peer(verb)ɪər

    to look at sth that is difficult to see

    He peered into the darkness.; She stood peering over the wall.

  2. peer(noun)ɪər

    sb who is the same age, on the same level, etc. as another person

    Is he learning at the same rate as his peers?

Wiktionary

  1. peer(Noun)

    Someone who pees, someone who urinates.

  2. Origin: Variant of piren, peren

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peer(verb)

    to come in sight; to appear

  2. Peer(verb)

    to look narrowly or curiously or intently; to peep; as, the peering day

  3. Peer(noun)

    one of the same rank, quality, endowments, character, etc.; an equal; a match; a mate

  4. Peer(noun)

    a comrade; a companion; a fellow; an associate

  5. Peer(noun)

    a nobleman; a member of one of the five degrees of the British nobility, namely, duke, marquis, earl, viscount, baron; as, a peer of the realm

  6. Peer(verb)

    to make equal in rank

  7. Peer(verb)

    to be, or to assume to be, equal

Freebase

  1. Peer

    Peer is a municipality located in the province of Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium. On January 1, 2006 Peer had a total population of 15,810. The total area is 86.95 km² which gives a population density of 182 inhabitants per km². Peer is the site of a famous annual blues music festival held in July. The village Grote Brogel, part of Peer, claims to be the birthplace of Pieter Bruegel/ The Bruegel Foundation was also founded in Peer to research the history of Peer and Pieter Bruegel. Kleine Brogel, a village that is a part of Peer, includes Kleine Brogel Air Base. Rumours that American nuclear weapons under the NATO nuclear sharing program were stationed at Kleine Brogel have never been officially confirmed, but are now known to be true. A cable from the American Embassy in Brussels from Nov. 2009 - published by Wikileaks - not only confirms their existence, but also informs that the Belgian government rejected a proposal from Germany to propose to the rest of NATO that the nuclear weapons be removed from both countries.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Peer' in Nouns Frequency: #2516

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Peer' in Verbs Frequency: #782


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

peer(noun)

a nobleman (in Britain, one from the rank of baron upwards).

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